This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.
Over the past year I have grown more and more fond of my local Dollar General. Every time I go in I always end up finding deals I didn’t expect and loving the savings. If you are new to shopping the DG deals, then here are my top 5 tips to help you save more:
1. Look for special markdowns on specific tagged items.
Most toys, household items and clothing have special symbols on their tags that are colored coded with shapes. You’ll see a yellow star, blue dot, etc. They use these symbols to do clearance markdowns. Look for clearance notes around the store that may have all of one symbol on 50% off clearance.
2. Holiday & Seasonal Markdowns.
Dollar General needs to be on your list of stores in the days after any major holiday: Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter and many others. They mark down large sections of items very quickly, many times bringing those products to a section of the store closer to the front door. We’ve gotten huge toy sales after Christmas, Christmas decor items for 25¢ each, Valentine’s day candy for 10¢ and many other fun finds. Also watch for items to be clearanced at the end of summer. I have a great stash of beach toys that all cost 10¢ each at the end of the summer last year.
3. Special Weekly Deals.
Many weeks you’ll find fun sales running in the weekly ad. They do have BOGO deals, and even instant savings deals where you get a certain amount off at checkout when you buy participating products. Remember, they do take manufacturer coupons. So watching for these deals and using coupons can make for great prices. In the past year, we’ve gotten free jell-o, kool-aid, and super cheap cereal with these sales.
4. Store Coupons.
Before heading to your Dollar General, always check the Dollar General website for store coupons. They have many coupons off specific items, and also release coupons almost every Saturday for $5 off any $25 purchase. One thing to keep in mind, is that most stores will require your total be above $25 after all other coupons to use the $5 off coupon. Pairing in some of the big weekly sales and clearance deals with manufacturer coupons and the $5 off coupon makes for great deals!
Yep, I’m giving it it’s own category. I can’t speak for every Dollar General, but in my area milk is at least 50¢ a gallon cheaper than other stores! Plus… for this mama I want to hug them for putting it at the front of the store. Don’t forget to also take advantage of apps like Ibotta and Checkout51 that offer savings on milk no matter what store or brand you buy.
Do you have any tips for how you save at Dollar General?
Head over to Sam’s Club this weekend from 11am to 3pm where they are hosting a FREE allergy and health screening at all pharmacy locations. The doctor’s office can get pricey, so this is a great way to keep a check on your health without breaking the bank.
These screenings are valued at up to $200 and are open to the public, so you don’t have to be a Sam’s Club member to take advantage of this offer.
Allergy IgE screening
Body mass index (BMI)
Screening services available will vary by Club and are only available at Club’s with a Pharmacy. Be sure to call ahead to make sure your location is participating.
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Do you have a Dr. Seuss fan in the home or want an affordable activity for the kids? Contact your local Target Store to see if they are participating in the FREE Dr. Seuss Story time this weekend, from 10 am to 1pm.
Storytime will include FREE goody bags for the kids, fun activities and more. Remember to contact your store before heading out, as not all stores are holding the event instores this year. Some Target Locations are now holding this event in local schools too.
If you can’t make it to Target this weekend, don’t forget that Early Moments is offering 5 Dr. Seuss books for $5.95 with FREE shipping! This can make for some fun story time at home too!
See more freebies.
.30/1 Haribo product, 4 oz+ printable
$1 off High Liner Sea Cuisine item printable
$1/3 StarKist tuna pouches (Facebook) printable
.75/1 Johnson & Johnson baby bubble bath & wash item printable
$1 off Johnson & Johnson baby intense moisture cream, 8 oz printable
B1G1 Meow Mix wet cat food cup, max 65¢ printable
$1 off Meow Mix dry cat food, 3 lb+ printable
B3G1 Pedigree wet cans printable
$1 off Pedigree dry food for dogs, 3.5 lb+ printable
$2 off Rachael Ray Nutrish dry food for cats, 3 lb printable
Check out the Friday newsletter for even more savings!
Head over to Crocs where you can save an extra 25% off during the Friends & Family event through 3/9. Use coupon code FRIENDS25 at checkout.
Get different style for the whole family! You can grab kids’ flip flops for as low as $7.49, perfect for Spring. It’s never to early to stock up on warm weather clothing and accessories.
Wave Kid’s Flip Flops $7.50 (reg. $19.99)
Women’s Cleo II $15 (reg. $30)
Ocean Minded Men’s Waveseeker $9.37 (reg, $24.99)
Offer valid thru 3/9.
Shipping is a flat rate of $4.99 or FREE with any purchase of $24.99 or more.
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Print a new coupon to get a great deal on Almay Cosmetics next week at CVS! Be sure to print the Almay coupon now, it may not last long.
The deal will be available 3/9-3/15.
-$5/2 Almay cosmetic items printable
- $6 ECB WYB (2) Almay Intense i-Color Shadow, Liner, Mascara, $5.99, limit 1
-$5/2 Almay cosmetic items printable
(buy (2), use $5/2, makes it 49¢ ea.)
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